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DoPT RULES ON AGE RELAXATION IN EXAMS

DoPT RULES ON AGE RELAXATION IN EXAMS

27.03.2012

Candidates of the Staff Selection Commission (SSC), Union Public Service Commission, and other recruiting agencies conducting recruitment of various candidates in the Central Government get age relaxation in categories they belong to. These categories are OBC, SC, ST, Physically Handicapped, Ex-servicemen, etc. Here are the latest rules on age relaxation in various competitive exams for all categories released by D0PT . You’ll also find copies of all the office orders regarding it for each category here.

1. For the facility of reference and guidance, the content of the important/relevant O.M’s/orders on the subject have been consolidated. The number and date of original O.M.’s have been referred under each category for easy reference to the context.

2. These instructions are applicable only to Central Government Civilian Employees holding Civil posts and are not applicable to personnel working in autonomous/statutory bodies, Public Sector under taking etc. which are governed by regulations/statute issued by the concerned administrative Ministries/Departments.

3. In case of recruitment through the UPSC and the Staff Selection Commission (SSC), the crucial date for determining the age-limit shall be as advertised by UPSC/SSC. The crucial date for determining age for competitive examination held by UPSC/SSC is fixed as per the instructions in this Department’s O.M. No  42013/1/79-Estt.(D) dated 04.12.1979 and O.M. No. AB.14017/70/87-Esst.(RR) dated 14.07.1988.

5. A government servant is not allowed any relaxation of age for recruitment to Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’ post on the basis of competitive examination held by the Commission except in cases where it has been specifically provided for in the scheme of the examinations approved in consultation with the Commission(O.M. No. 4/4/74-Estt.(D) dated 09.04.1981).

6. The upper age-limit for recruitment by the method of Direct Open Competitive to the Central Civil Services and civil posts specified in the relevant service/recruitment rules on the date of commencement of the Central Civil Services and Civil posts (Upper Age-limit for Direct Recruitment) Rules 1998, shall be increased by two years (Notification No. 15012/6/98-Estt.(D) dated 21.12.1998).

The “Direct Open Competitive Examination” for the purpose of these rules shall mean direct recruitment by Open Competitive Examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission or the Staff Selection Commission or any other authority under the Central Government and it shall not include recruitment through Limited Departmental Examination or through shortlisting or by absorption or transfer or deputation.

7. Copies·of  previous  0.M.’s  referred  are  available  at  this   Department’s website   www.persmin.nic.in(www.persmin.nic.in>O.Ms & Orders> Establishment > (A)Administration > (II)Establishment > (g)Age relaxation)

 

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